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If you are driven by a passion for education and the Internet, have a gift for guiding people, can explain highly technical concepts with ease and love travelling and working with people from around the world, then you may be our next Technical Trainer.
The RIPE NCC’s 12-person Training Services Department is looking for an inspiring new colleague to develop and deliver technical training courses and contribute to outreach and capacity building activities.

Technical Trainer
Location: Amsterdam Central Station
37.5 hours per week

In this role, you will:

  • Deliver technical training courses, webinars and presentations on topics such as IPv6, BGP and the RIPE Database in a variety of locations in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia
  • Develop and improve training course material
  • Contribute to our portfolio of online learning resources
  • Represent the RIPE NCC at various industry events and conferences, sometimes as an attendee, sometimes as a speaker 

What we expect from you:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Minimum two years of hands-on experience with routing configuration and solid knowledge of at least one of the following: OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, traffic engineering
  • Minimum one year of experience delivering technical training courses or presentations
  • You are proactive about staying up-to-date on technical developments
  • Team player, creative, initiative, strong communicator, fun to work with
  • Excellent command of English, both written and verbal
  • The ability and flexibility to travel internationally on a regular basis (about 25%)

It would be nice if you could also have:

  • Working knowledge of the Linux/Unix operating system
  • Working knowledge of or experience with IPv6
  • Recent CCNA/JNCIA or other recognised technical qualifications
  • Work experience in an ISP or IXP and/or participation in RIPE community or other technical Internet communities
  • Experience in developing material for technical training courses, either face to face or online 

What you can expect from us:

  • A job with a lot of moving parts, freedom to be creative and innovative in developing and delivering technical content. We give you the opportunity to work on the engagement with our members through educational and informational activities.
  • We give you the opportunity to work on your technical and personal development.
  • A modern, flexible and informal work environment with an emphasis on a healthy work/life balance
  • An annual salary between EUR 42,600 and EUR 61,300 (before tax). This includes the standard 8% annual “holiday pay” and a 5% end-of-year bonus.
  • Excellent secondary benefits: including relocation, a non-contributory pension scheme, 26-weeks paid parental leave, top-tier health insurance coverage for you and your family and 30 vacation days (full-time)
  • A generous training allowance per year which can be used for professional development
  • An in-house free barista and a company-wide free lunch every week.

The Team: 
Training Services

Our international team of 12 colleagues is responsible for one of the RIPE NCC’s key services: providing training, knowledge and expertise to our members and the wider Internet community. We have our fingers on the pulse of the latest industry developments, so we can evolve and adapt our learning portfolio at the same pace as the rapidly changing tech landscape. If you have a thirst for knowledge, are engaging, warm and enthusiastic, then you’d fit in well with our fun, dynamic and hardworking team. 

About the RIPE NCC

The RIPE NCC is a not-for-profit organisation founded on the belief that the Internet should be governed openly, transparently and together with the wider Internet community. We are one of the oldest Internet organisations in Europe and are proud of our legacy. 

Our strongest asset is our staff. We bring together more than 150 people from more than 38 countries in our modern, vibrant office in the east wing of Amsterdam Central Station. Our official working language is English, but more than 30 languages are spoken by our colleagues. 

Our backgrounds are diverse, but our goal is the same: work for the good of the Internet. And we are now working collaboratively with our staff to transform our company culture to facilitate our evolution into the future. Do you want to join us on this journey? 

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please click on the Apply Button and fill in the short application form. Send it to us together with your CV and motivation letter (in English only please). A pre-employment screening (done by CV-OK) will be part of the recruitment process.


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